Accession Number:

ADA141520

Title:

A Q-GERT Model for Determining the Maintenance Crew Size for the SAC command Post Upgrade

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

227.0

Abstract:

To meet new requirements and correct existing deficiencies SAC is upgrading its Headquarters Command Post by adding five state-of-the-art electronic systems. After installing the systems, SAC must determine whether the equipment will be maintained by contractors, Air Force technicians, or a combination of contractors, Air Force technicians, or a combination of contractor and Air Force technicians. If Air Force technicians maintain the equipment three Air Force Specialties will be required. The purpose of this thesis is to develop a model which can be used to determine the number of Air Force technicians required to maintain the equipment planned for the SAC Command Post upgrade. The model was developed, tested and validated using the system science paradigm as a conceptual framework and the Q-GERT simulation language as the implementing tool. The results of the simulation model were analyzed using multiple analysis of variance. The results indicated that two technicians of each Air Force Speciality, one 5-level and one 3-level, were sufficient to provide an equipment availability of greater than 99 percent. Furthermore, the results indicate that the utilization of the technicians would be so low that the same technicians would be able to maintain another system of similar size, in addition to the upgraded Command Post systems, and still maintain an availability greater than 99 percent. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE